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  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley,Mary Wollstonecraft
    (8433487)

    Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron wrote one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of...

  • Jane Eyre - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte, Charlotte
    (8554134)

    A brilliant new edition of one of the flagship's of Victorian fiction includes a new introduction and revised notes from one of the foremost Bronte scholars. This text is based on the definitive Clarendon edition, based on the original editions of...

  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oxford World's...

    Wilde,Oscar
    (9205189)

    Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.

  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through...

    Carroll,Lewis
    (2871982)

    The two 'Alice' books are masterpieces of carefree nonsense for children and also embody layers of satire and allusion and mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. This new edition explores their complex status and the many interpretations...

  • The Ladies' Paradise - Oxford World's...

    Zola,Emile
    (9204875)

    The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family; it is emblematic...

  • War And Peace - Oxford World's Classics

    Tolstoy, Leo
    (9204782)

    Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation...

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  • Dracula - Oxford World's Classics

    Stoker,Bram
    (9204755)

    Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic shocker introduced Count Dracula to the world. He plans to wreak havoc on London, and only a small band of men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, can defeat him. Dracula is the most famous of vampire stories, and...

  • Alexander The Great - Oxford World's...

    Arrian
    (9204192)

    Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts...

  • Selected Poetry - Oxford World's Classics

    Pope,Alexander
    (8763228)

    Alexander Pope is regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. This collection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of Pope's major works, includes such important poems as The Rape of the Lock, Windsor Forest and...

  • Meditations - Oxford World's Classics

    Marcus Aurelius
    (9204572)

    Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a...

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  • The Poetic Edda - Oxford World's Classics

    Larrington,Carolyne
    (9204540)

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and...

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  • Moby Dick - Oxford World's Classics

    Melville,Herman
    (3425864)

    This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on...

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  • The Communist Manifesto - Oxford World's...

    Marx,Karl; Engels
    (9204575)

    The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda ever written. It is a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the Marxist movement. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were...

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  • Around The World In Eighty Days - Oxford...

    Verne,Jules
    (3435242)

    Jules Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey.

  • The Mabinogion - Oxford World's Classics

    Oxford World Classics
    (9204619)

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • Can You Forgive Her? - Oxford World's...

    Trollope, Anthony
    (9204786)

    The first of Trollope's six Palliser novels, Can You Forgive Her? explores the dilemma of Alice Vavasor, torn between two suitors, and the choices faced by two other independent women. The tensions within Victorian society highlighted by the plot are...

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  • Metamorphoses - Oxford World's Classics

    Ovid,
    (9204608)

    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest And Other...

    Wilde,Oscar
    (9204839)

    Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. This is the only fully annotated edition of Wilde's major plays, which spearheaded the dramatic...

  • The Small House At Allington - Oxford...

    Trollope, Anthony
    (9204800)

    Lily Dale falls passionately in love with the urbane Adolphus Crosbie and is devastated when he abandons her for another. She has another suitor, devoted to her since childhood: can she find happiness in Johnny's courtship? This is a new edition of...

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  • A Pair Of Blue Eyes - Oxford World's...

    Hardy,Thomas
    (8809348)

    Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride Swancourt has little experience of the world beyond her remote parish, and becomes entangled with two men: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become...

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  • Notre-Dame De Paris - Oxford World's...

    Hugo, Victor
    (9204467)

    Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the centre of Hugo's novel. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a...

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  • Finnegans Wake - Oxford World's Classics

    Joyce, James
    (9204505)

    One of the greatest artistic works of the twentieth century, Finnegans Wake is both an outrageous epic and a wildly inventive comedy that rewards its readers with never-ending layers of meaning. This edition helps readers get past its reputation for...

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  • Don Carlos And Mary Stuart - Oxford World's...

    Schiller,Friedrich
    (9204691)

    Don Carlos and Mary Stuart, two of German literature's greatest dramas, deal with the timeless issues of power, freedom, and justice. These new translations into blank verse are accurate, elegant, and playable. The introduction, notes, and chronology...

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  • The Kalevala - Oxford World's Classics

    Oxford World Classics
    (9204616)

    The Kalevala, a Finnish epic on the scale of the Iliad and the Odyssey, presents a rare portrait of an ancient people in both peace and at war. It played a central role in the march towards Finnish independence and inspired some of Sibelius's...

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  • My Life - Oxford World's Classics

    Cellini,Benvenuto
    (9204262)

    Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71) was a goldsmith and sculptor whose autobiography is one of the most vivid and interesting ever written. In it he describes artistic techniques such as bronze casting as well as a fascinating account of life and intrigue...

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  • The Complete Short Stories - Oxford World's...

    Wilde,Oscar
    (9205188)

    Wilde's short fiction includes such masterpieces as 'The Happy Prince', 'The Selfish Giant', 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost', as well as the daring narrative experiments of 'The Portrait of Mr. W. H.' and 'Poems in Prose'....

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  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
    (2643840)

    Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture—the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the...

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  • Lord Byron - The Major Works - Oxford...

    Byron,George Gordon
    (2643844)

    This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by...

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  • The Europeans - Oxford World's Classics

    James, Henry
    (9204485)

    Eugenia, Baroness M'nster, wife of a German princeling who wishes to be rid of her, crosses the ocean with her brother Felix to seek out their American relatives. Their voyage is prompted, apparently, by natural affection; but the Baroness has also...

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  • Nana - Oxford World's Classics

    Zola,Emile
    (9134837)

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy...

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  • Notebooks - Oxford World's Classics

    LEONARDO DA VINCI
    (9204545)

    This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70...

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  • Selected Writings - Oxford World's Classics

    Hazlitt, William
    (9204450)

    William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama, and painting, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. What unites this variety is his dramatic and passionate...

  • The Jungle Books - Oxford World's Classics

    Kipling, Rudyard
    (9204532)

    The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the...

  • The Monk - Oxford World's Classics

    Lewis,Matthew
    (9204547)

    The Monk (1796) is a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. It tells of the pious monk Ambrosio's descent into depravity, his passion leading to rape, blasphemy, black magic, incest, and murder. Its...

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  • The Annals - Oxford World's Classics

    Tacitus, Cornelius
    (9204765)

    The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate...

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  • Pride And Prejudice - Oxford World's...

    Austen, Jane
    (9204199)

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the...

  • On The Origin Of Species - Oxford World's...

    Darwin,Charles
    (2643839)

    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first...

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  • The Library Of Greek Mythology - Oxford...

    Apollodorus
    (5287099)

    The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves,...

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  • Le Morte Darthur - Oxford World's Classics

    Malory,Thomas
    (9204568)

    The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight prisoner'. This generously annotated edition, in a new abridgement by Helen Cooper based on the Winchester manuscript,...

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  • French Decadent Tales - Oxford World's...

    Romer,Stephen
    (9204670)

    This newly translated selection of 36 of the best decadent tales from the French fin-de-siecle brings together some the most exotic, stylized, and cerebral literature in the French language. Hilarious and horrifying, these extraordinary, corrosive...

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  • Upanisads - Oxford World's Classics

    Olivelle,Patrick
    (9205029)

    The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism, representing some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion. This major new translation incorporates the most recent historical and philological...

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  • Vathek - Oxford World's Classics

    Beckford,William
    (9204215)

    A captivating hybrid of Gothic, oriental, and satiric fiction, Vathek documents the fall of Vathek, whose obsessive quest for knowledge, pleasure and power leads to his eventual damnation. An extraordinary fantasy, the novel has influenced writers...

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  • Authors In Context Charles Dickens - Oxford...

    Sanders,Andrew
    (9204689)

    Charles Dickens explores the work of the most popular author of his age in relation to the contradictory impulses of Victorian society, looking at the vital interconnection between his life and his art. His novels resonate well beyond his own age...

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  • Money - Oxford World's Classics

    Zola, Emile
    (9204869)

    Money centres on the figure of Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, and his unscrupulous money-making schemes. His story intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press, and resonates disturbingly with our own times. This is the first new...

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